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 Post subject: Pieper Diana and Modified Diana
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:55 am 
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This question comes up frequently, and Pete Mikalajunas posted these illustrations

Both were trade names used by Henri Pieper to discribe his patented method of joining barrels to the breech monobloc
http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/ar ... i%20gb.htm

From the 1881 Paris Exposition

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Diana with a step from the steel breech to the damascus barrels

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Modified Diana without the step, and with a modified lock-up and rib extension. Note the "Washington" pattern damascus barrels with steel breech

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1897 Sears catalog - note the warning regarding cheap imitations.
"Diana Style" or "Diana Pattern" were used by lots of makers

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 Post subject: Re: Pieper Diana and Modified Diana
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:41 am 
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Article on Pieper hammerguns
Double Gun Journal Vol. 14 Issue 1 p. 137 "Henri Pieper's Shotguns" by Bill Wise.

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 Post subject: Re: Pieper Diana and Modified Diana
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CornellPubs has a 1909 Anciens Etablissements Pieper catalog
http://www.cornellpubs.com/Templates/pieper%20c1909.htm

and a 1892 Shoverling Daly & Gales catalog that shows the Pieper line
http://www.cornellpubs.com/Templates/Sc ... g-1892.htm

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